We teamed up with the City of Dallas to bring you a look at the holidays in Dallas, all opinions are my own. #BigDHoliday #DallasBIG
This past weekend we had a family adventure to Dallas. With just a short few hour drive away from our home in Austin there is so much to do and see this time of year. As the city is getting ready for Christmas the City of Dallas and many of the area attractions are teaming up for the #BIGDHolidays offering amazing events.
During our weekend we stayed at the Hilton Anatole and enjoy Christmas at the Anatole. Complete with tons of amazing decorations, a reindeer barn, Breakfast with Santa, a scavenger hunt and slides inside the hotel. Those slides were a huge hit and could have been the only stop all weekend.
The Geo-Deck at Reunion Tower has always been one of my favorite places to visit when in town. During the holidays it’s even better! We arrived a little before sunset and were about to see the entire skyline of Dallas. As the sun set the buildings light up and the scene changed to a sea of colors. JDub loved this, he looked through all of the telescopes and had fun with the interactive monitors inside while enjoying a snack from their concession.
The Trains at NorthPark Center was amazing. With over 4,000 sq ft of model trains displayed in replicas of the Dallas area it is a train exhibit that can’t be beat. My train enthusiast struggled with only looking and not being able to play with all of those awesome trains! They did have stroller parking but I didn’t notice it until the end. In hind sight this is the perfect activity to bust out those carriers for all the baby wearing moms and dads out there. I wish we could have spent longer here exploring but it’s a hugely popular exhibit so be ready for a little crowd. The State Fair area was by far my favorite.
We were so sad that the rain kept us from Holiday at the Arboretum. They have a beautiful 12 days of Christmas exhibit that is all outdoors and features costumes, decor and staged scenes through out the gardens.
The next day the rain was gone and the cool breeze was perfect to enjoy Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo. We saw a training session with the lioness, zebras and elephants roaming their habitates. Not to mention lots of monkeys and of course my favorite the penguins who were hapy swimming on this cool morning. Penguin days mean while its cooler weather December through February, admission is only $7 to explore the zoo!